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Broncos Wes Welker Denies Drug Use

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Wes-WelkerDenver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is making it clear to anyone who will listen, his four-game suspension for breaking the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs was not a result of him using Ecstasy or Molly at the Kentucky Derby earlier this year.

“I wouldn’t have any idea where to get a Molly or what a Molly is,” Welker said in an email to the Denver Post. “That’s a joke. I don’t do marijuana, I don’t do drugs. I don’t do any drugs.”

Earlier sources reported that the two-time All-Pro took ecstasy that was laced with amphetamines. However there other sources have reported that the positive test was a result of Adderall which can be taken by NFL players, but must be cleared by the league and that Welker did not have clearance to use it.

In an interview with the Welker stated.

“I’m as shocked as everyone at today’s news,” Welker told the newspaper. “I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I would never knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way. Anyone who has ever played a down with me, lifted a weight with me, even eaten a meal with me, knows that I focus purely on what I put in my body and on the hard work I put in year round to perform at the highest levels year-in and year-out.”

Welker appealed the decision by the NFL and was excused from practice to attend his hearing in mid August however the league upheld the suspension.

Welker had just returned to practice following a concussion, his second since December, Suffered in a preseason game against the Houston Texans.

Broncos head coach John Fox spoke to reporters about the suspension in a prepared statement.

“Tonight’s news regarding Wes is very disappointing for our team, but we understand the league’s authority in this area,” Broncos coach John Fox said in a statement released Tuesday. “While it’s unfortunate to not have him to start the year, I have full confidence in our wide receivers and expect that group to continue playing at a high level.

“I have no doubt that Wes will remain focused on his preparations for the season and stay in excellent shape during his time away from the team.”

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